Aston Villa vs. Chelsea 10/16/22 EPL Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chelsea vs. Aston Villa
October 16, 2022 9:00 am EDT
The Line: Chelsea -125 / Aston Villa +360 // Total: 3.5
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Aston Villa and Chelsea face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at Villa Park. When these two teams faced off on December 26th it was Chelsea that secured the 3-1 victory. 

Aston Villa comes into this game sitting in 16th place in the standings, having picked up nine points so far this season. Aston Villa’s last game came against Nottingham Forest, and they were able to play to a 1-1 draw. It was Ashley Young that scored in the 22nd minute to secure the draw. Aston Villa had 61 percent of the possession and two shots on target. Leon Bailey is dealing with an injury, and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game. In this game, Aston Villa is going to need the defense to be good here. 

On the other side of this matchup is Chelsea, who sit in 4th place in the standings having picked up 16 points. Chelsea’s last game in the Premier League came against the Wolves, and they were able to secure a 3-0 victory. Chelsea had 58 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. Chelsea also played a midweek game against AC Milan, and they were able to secure the 2-0. Reece James suffered a knee injury, and he is going to be out for a while. N’Golo Kante is still out and that is also a big loss for the team. 

Even a banged-up Chelsea is a much better team than Aston Villa. In this game, look for Aston Villa to give up at least three goals and that is going to be the difference as Chelsea is going to cruise to the victory. Back Chelsea -1.5 to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Chelsea -1.5

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